Quotes by Will Durant

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Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
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History assures us that civilizations decay quite leisurely.
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To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
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To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
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Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.
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The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.
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One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
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Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing song.
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Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
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Education is the transmission of civilization.
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